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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shelf-ies, Quotes and Cozy Mysteries

Happy Saturday! 

I was excited to see a Cozy Mystery Saturday but her site isn't active. I still love the idea so I'll be telling you about a cozy on my shelf. Shelf-ies is about the books I haven't read yet. I'll spotlight one book from my TBR pile. Quotes should be self-explanatory. If I find a good one, it will get posted. It used to be Quote it Sat at Freda's Voice but I didn't find recent ones so I don't know if she's still doing it.

No quote today

~ Cozy ~ This one is a new purchase
A Peach of a Murder by Livia J. Washburn (blog)
A Fresh Baked Mystery

All year round, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as sweet as peach pie-except during the Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through Phyllis's fingers more than once...

Everyone's a little shook up when the corpse of a no-good local turns up underneath a car in a local garage. But even as Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, she won't let it distract her from out-baking her rivals and winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest.

She and all the other contestants guard their secret, original recipes with their lives-and talk a whole lot of trash. With her unusual Spicy Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em dead. But that's just an expression-never in her wildest dreams did she think her cobbler would actually kill a judge. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's got to bake this case wide open.

~ Shelf-ies ~ something from my TBR pile
The Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell
romantic suspense, 2016, mass market paperback

An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sara Medina travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family’s dairy farm, and Sara will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn’t have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.

Jay Vermilion recently inherited his family’s ranch near Wyoming’s breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains—and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay is determined to restore Vermilion Sky, but first he’s got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father’s paintings. The last thing on his mind is finding a wife and creating a seventh generation of Vermilions.

When Jay hires Sara to handle his father’s artwork, it’s love at first sight—a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sara and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sara. And suddenly Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he’s once again willing to die for…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Finally Friday

And I'm going to start having a couple of memes on Friday. To start, just the one but I hope to add Fitness Friday/Real Life stuff too. Friday 56 will be first so you can skip the other stuff if you want to. ;-)

The Friday 56
hosted at Freda's Voice


  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
  • Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
  • Post it.
  • Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.

“You said he was unique,” Harlan said after he stopped clapping. “I didn’t realize you also meant he was intelligent as well. He will make a good mate for you, Sebastian.”

Scales and a Tail by Stormy Glenn
Midnight Matings
m/m shifter romance (a dragon and a bunny)


I've spent the week dog/house sitting and have had a blast. No gym time but I've done a couple of videos and the house has a nice "track" I can walk. Not very fast of course but it gets me away from the computer.

Have a great week!

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